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 How to kill a zombie process ?

Thanx.



 Mon, 02 Jun 2003 18:10:03 GMT   
 How to kill a zombie process ?

AFAIK you're stuck with zombies until reboot.

Tristan.



 Mon, 02 Jun 2003 23:19:51 GMT   
 How to kill a zombie process ?
Unless you kill the parent that had spawned them?

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 Tue, 03 Jun 2003 01:49:01 GMT   
 How to kill a zombie process ?
And to avoid them you could take a look at this FAQ:
http://www.erlenstar.demon.co.uk/unix/faq_2.html

See iten 1.6 (How do I get rid of zombie processes?)

c ya

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 Tue, 03 Jun 2003 20:15:35 GMT   
 How to kill a zombie process ?
It would seem you don't know far enough.  But first a little
correction of terminology.

You can't kill a zombie *because it's already dead.*  A
zombie is a dead process that is waiting for its parent
process to "reap" it (perform some variant of wait() to
collect its return code).  It is only an entry in the
process table with a return code, nothing else.  If
you want to get it out of the process table (and off
your ps listings), kill the zombie's parent.  PID 1
(init) will become the zombie's new parent, and init
automatically reaps all its dead children.  End of
zombie.

                        Chris Mattern



 Sat, 07 Jun 2003 06:26:44 GMT   
 
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